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Heart and Lung Transplantation

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s Heart Transplant program has been performing pediatric heart transplants since 1982. Our specialists have helped countless children whose lives were affected by congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, and other heart diseases.

Meet some of our patients whose lives have been improved by their experiences at Children’s Hospital.

Luke Maeding Breathing Easy
A double-lung transplant gave Luke Maeding his life.
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Luke Ball Luke’s New Heart
Luke Ball's new heart means a new life and new opportunities.
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Mubarak Al-Kaabi International Patient Finds Hope and Healing in Pittsburgh
Mubarak Al-Kaabi became the first child from the Middle East to receive a heart transplant at Children’s and also the first to be able to return to his home country afterward.
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The Berlin Heart Keeps the Beat Prior to Heart Transplant
Abbey Shanah Bridgett may have died, doctors say, if not for an experimental, child-size artificial heart pump that kept her alive while awaiting a heart transplant.
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Last Update
April 8, 2014
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